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>>> the scandal grows p. the head of scotland yard resigns on the same day. >>> the new mystery surrounding casey anthony. where is she after walking out of jail now a free woman? >>> and sudden death. an exhilarating women's world >>> and sudden death. an exhilarating women's world cup decided on the final kick. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. >>> good evening. the growing fallout from great britain's newspaper phone hacking scandal gained new momentum today, claiming two major figures. including scotland yard's top cop. tonight the woman who until recently ran rupert murdoch's newspaper holdings in the uk is under arrest. and the head of the london police department has abruptly resigned amid questions over his department's pursuit of the case. all this being followed very closely in this country, which is home to some of the crown jewels of murdoch's now damaged media empire. nbc's stephanie gosk is in london tonight with late developments for us in the case. stephanie
, the silence has been broken. scotland yard released a statement saying that the steady leaks to the media are getting in the way of their investigation. but scotland yard itself is accused of being involved in this scandal for taking bribes, as well as turning a blind eye to the news of the world's tactics. >>> leon panetta has been to iraq and afghanistan before but never as defense secretary, that happened this weekend, he's only been on the job for 11 days and already those traveling with him say there's been an unmistakable change at the top at the pentagon. our pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski is traveling with him and tonight has an exclusive interview with the secretary. >> reporter: the new secretary of defense leon panetta surveyed iraq from a u.s. military helicopter today and was troubled by the landscape below. u.s. forces here, set to withdraw by the end of the year, are once again caught up in a war. 15 troops were killed last month by roadside bombs. panetta told a gathering of soldiers today the killing must end. >> my first responsibility as secretary of defense is
's no longer a good day. >>> scotland yard has lost its two top cops to the uk hacking and police bribery scandal. police commissioner paul stevenson and john yates resigned after reports of scotland yard hiring neil wallace as a media consultant. wallace was arrested last week in connection with the scandal. >> i have suggestions that we must have suspected the alleged no. of mr. wallace in phone hacking. let me say unequivocally i did not and have no reason to do so. >> all eyes will be on parliament tomorrow when rupert murdoch and his son james get grilled by lawmakers. we're live in london. surely rupert murdoch will be asked about the cozy relationship between his news organization and police. >> there's no doubt that he's going to be asked about that and a lot more contessa. this story keeps rolling along. and changing it seems hour by hour. and all points now are pointing towards -- all roads are going towards obviously the murdoch family. that makes four high profile resignations. a few hours ago scotland yard's number two jamesuate resigned again under this rolling impression an
scotland yard's handling of the investigation. his assistant also resigned. stephanie gosk is following the latest developments from london for us. >> reporter: richard, in the last 24 hours, there have been two high-level resignations from scotland yard and colluding the police chief himself, sir paul stevenson, he has resigned because he hired in 2009 a former editor of "news of the world." his deputy, john yates, has resigned after he was informed that he would be suspended while an investigation into scotland yard's investigation of the scandal was being conducted. john yates is being criticized for in 2009 not continuing to pursue an investigation into the phone hacking. all of this comes while their department continues to make arrests. on sunday they arrested rebekah brooks, i high-level trusted executive of rupert murdoch. her lawyer today said that this arrest took her by surprise, that she is not -- that she says she is not guilty of any criminal wrongdoing and that they held her for nine hours yesterday without presenting her with formal allegations or with actual evidence of
police commissioner, john yates resigned. this follows the resignation of scotland yard's top official this weekend and the arrest of one of murdoch's closest associates. nbc's stephanie gosk is live in london. stephanie, when you hear about all of these resignations. some in government, some in news corp, it draws the picture of what was apparently a very tight-knit, closed circle between the government and the media in london. does it not? >> reporter: well, yeah, it does, chuck. this story started off about phone hacking and it very quickly has become a story about influence. this has really been an amazing 24 hours here. you have two high-level officials from scotland yard. the chief of police, sir paul stephenson, and his deputy, john yates, resigning. and then on top of that, his organization, his department, arrests a top executive at news corp, a trusted executive, rebekah brooks, who has been a lightning rod in this scandal. now, yates and stephenson have resigned over the connection scotland yard or actually the allegations that they mishandled the investigation into the phon
over the weekend, and now the head of scotland yard and his assistant are resigning. if you're keeping score so far, there have been three high-profile resignations, ten arrests and it is not over yet. jim maceda is live in london to bring us up to speed on this. jim, good morning. >> reporter: hi there, thomas. make that four high profile resignations. just a couple of hours ago scotland yard's number two, john yates, also resigned under increasing, extraordinary, really, pressure. that on the heels on his boss's resignation last night. commissioner paul stevenson, he was the head of scotland yard. he, if you will, fell on his sword and said that he could not in good conscience continue with all the challenges to keep the peace in great britain as he and specifically his relationship with the murdock media empire became such a focus of attention. he was calling it a major distraction, which could not go on. of course among those ten arrests you mentioned, the latest high profile arrest was rebekah brooks, the chief of the british media holdings. she said it came as a complete surprise
royal watchers from as far away as scotland. >> we watched the royal wedding and then we started planning to be here when we heard there were coming to l.a. >> they wrapped up their nine- day canadian tour with the calgary stampede where they mangled with the ip's right up until their flight to the united states -- where they mingled with vip's. they will stay at the british consul general mentioned in historic hancock park. tomorrow, prince william plays and a charity polo match in santa barbara and then they will help promote the british film industry at a black-tie event for the british academy of film and television arts. that event will feature up-and- coming british talent, and we are told a lot of hollywood royalty is on the invitation list, including nicole kidman and tom hanks. they will visit an art center for disadvantaged youth in los angeles before heading home sunday afternoon. >> now, your insta-weather forecast with chief meteorologist tom tasselmyer. >> heavy showers and storms slowly making their way across the state, but just about ready to move out of here. st
. rebekah brooks was released from custody after hours of questioning. >> the head of scotland yard has stepped down even though this top cop insists he did nothing wrong. >> reporter: rebekah brooks was rupert murdock's protege and it's said he considered her his other daughter. sunday she went to scotland yard to answer questions about the cell phone hacking scandal that occurred when she was editor of the tabloid newspaper "news of the world." that they hacked the cell phones of 4,000 people in search of scoops. >> there's no way that a reporter can come in with the kind of salacious, page one stories that "the news of the world" was running without an editor saying, how'd you get that story? who was your source? >> reporter: later in the day, another bombshell. the head of scotland yard resigning. surpail stevenson said he had no involvement in his force's failure to investigate alleged criminal acts by murdock's journalists, nor of the alleged bribery of police officers by "news of the world" reporters. >> i had no knowledge of the extent of this disgraceful practice. >> reporter:
's office. >> we are also get, reports scotland yard is beefing up its team of investigators working the case as well. >> reporter: we have always known there is the possibility this investigation could go further. we have now been able to confirm that. the information commission says that they handed over details to the police of another private investigator that was illegally harvesting information and then selling it on to newspapers. newspapers that are not news international newspapers. among the top newspapers, according to the information commission, "the daily mail," "the daily mirror," those are not news international papers and it does seem now that they, too, may be included as part of the ongoing police investigation. one of the inning things is this is not necessarily phone hacking. this could be something called blagging which is impersonating somebody to try to get personal information about them. that is illegal here and also according to the information commission, corruption. this would be mean payouts basically to get that sort of information illegally. the details
reportedly invited the duke and duchess of cambridge on a family vacation in balmoral scotland. the queen is looking forward to spending quality time with kate to get to know her better. it's the first time kate has been invited to the balmoral estate. the queen and duke of edd edinborough usually spend time there in september. >>> the u.s. women's soccer team with a heartbreaking loss to japan. in the shootout, a near miss by the u.s. and clutch scoring by japan sealed the american women's fate as japan won the shootout 4-2 to win the world cup. after the game, star forward abby wambach tipped her cap to japan, but she was understandably frustrated at the outcome. >> obviously, it's not what we wanted. we wanted a gold medal. we wanted to bring the cup home. seems like the japanese team had nerves of steel. their keeper makes a couple good saves on our penalties, and that's the difference. >> meanwhile, japan is celebrating its first ever women's world cup title. the victory is seen as an emotional boost for japan, which is still dealing with the damage and devastation from that earthqua
. >> it really does, claudine. >> the latest casualty, the commissioner at scotland yard has just resigned. we've seen prime minister david cameron really having to defend himself time time and again over his -- time and time again over the man whooped to be eddie ter of" the news of the world "himself and was arrested early on in all of this. and the top cop resigned at the scotland yard. sir paul stevenson claimed he did nothing wrong but they are reeling from accusations that the police officers accepted brides -- bribes somewhere totaling around $200,000. rebecca brooks out on bail today, arrested yesterday when she went to see police by appointment and ended up under arrest. questioned for over nine hours on sunday. now her lawyer is saying that she's not only completely innocent but police have questions about serious questions on suspicion of phone hacking and bribery. she's not been charged. >> for my part, what i would say is this -- we've taken very decisive action. we've helped to ensure a large and properly resourced police investigation that can get to the ba tom of what happened
that scotland yard has made an arrest in the scandal that has rocked rupert murdoch's media empire and yet another remainor how serious the hacking investigation is. london's top police officer faces a public grilling today. dan rivers is on that for us. dan, what do you think? >> reporter: paul stevenson, the top policeman in the uk, is being questioned at the moment by the metropolitan police authority. particularly coming under pressure because, this morning, they arrested a former deputy editor i "the news of the world" neil wallace, arrest number nine as part of this and the other inquiry into corrupt or bribing police officials for information. now, the important thing is here is already we know one of the senior policemen in scotland yard john yates has already admitted having lunches with neil wallace, the man now arrested. a lot of pressure on one senior policeman, john yates, therefore, top pleasure on the top policemen. rupert and james murdoch are hounded in the people behind the building me to come and appear and justify what happened in their newspapers. james murdoch saying
. >> absolutely. scotland yard has been embarrassed by the whole situation. scotland yard is taking a very aggressive tactic addressing rebekah brooke. they are getting involve and they not only sounded like they didn't run their newspapers, they sound like they didn't even head their newspapers. anyone who read news of the world or the sun could tell that there were hacked voice mails in there and they had no idea they didn't have the proof. >> give us perspective he was passionate about newspapers. >> sure. this was the best selling newspaper in britain a lot of people and analysts within news corp. said why don't we get rid of the non-money makers and other media venchers. murdoch is an old newspaper man and that's how we came up. he has a sentimental attachment to the papers and when it comes to this side of the atlantic where he keeps the new york post and loses a lot of money and has a lot of influence in new york and nationally, it's because it's part of his power base. that paper and other outlets provide coverage to people who she sympathetic to. not as people who are on the other
empire. rebekah brooks arrested over the weekend. and has scotland yard resigning over the failures in the investigation. jeffrey kofman joins us this morning from london. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. it's incredible. this scandal unfolding with lightning speed. rupert murdoch's number two arrested. it's fair to say, the air around murdoch himself is getting awfully thin. will where will all of this stop? rupert murdoch has often said he looked on rebekah brooks as his daughter. just a week ago, he indicated that saving her was as important to saving his global empire. but this crisis well beyond his control. brooks, former editor of his now-closed "news of the world," became so toxic, on sunday, she resigned. on sunday she was arrested and questioned about alleged criminal activity while she was at the helm. >> it's very unusual for somebody to be arresteteby appointment on sunday. there could be operational reasons for that. maybe they're going to arrest somebody else today. >> reporter: as the news tightens, the focus turns to his murdoch's son, james. he is ac
player in a private ceremony in scotland's capital today. she wore an ivory silk down by one of the queen's favorite designers. >>> a ten-hour interrogation of the norway terror suspect reveals he planned to attack other targets. investigators are not saying what the other targets were. >>> and in italy, dna evidence came under scrutiny today at the appeal trial of amanda knox, she is the mesh studeamerican stude convicted of the murder of her british roommate. two key pieces of evidence used to convict her should not have been admitted. >>> back in the u.s. now. warren jeffs, the polygamous sect leader on trial for sexual assault of a child says he can defend himself better than anyone else so he fired his lawyers. i talked with the legal guys about this move earlier today. >> i think he fired his attorneys so he could stare down any of the prosecution witnesses that are put on the stand from his cult and intimidate them. but the other day in court, he basically told a judge, if anybody rules against him, are ahe has any problems as a result of this, everyone will suffer and they're goin
investigated for possibly covering up news corps's phone hacking scandal. scotland yard wants to know why e-mails dating back to 2006 were only made available in january. they are coming under fire for only sitting on it for years. >>> a california man was arrested for allegedly making death threats against senator barbara boxer. she received a series of threatening messages. the 47-year-old man is being held on $500,000 on bail. >>> a colorado woman could face jail tame after an argument turned nasty. she is accused of groping a female tsa agent at phoenix's international airport. she refused to go through screening and grabbed the agent's breast. she's facing one felony account of sexual abuse. >> in what is believed to be a first. a military contingent marched in a gay pride saturday. 200 active duty troops and veterans marched in san diego's parade wearing t-shirts advertising their branch of service. they came out to show support for don't ask, don't tell. >> and it was a magical first day for the last "harry potter" movie. it took in over $92 million i ticket sales on friday alone tha
relatively speaking. it's going to go on in scotland, certainly low key, though compared to the glawrms ceremony of prince william and kate middleton. about 300 people on the guest list today. security is intense. the church is apparently very small. i hope we get to see some pictures out of there, though. you know, us girls, we always love to see the dress. >> okay. >> >>> we're going to be talking football in a few minutes. but first let's talk weather. >> we're manning up in the weather department here where we see more sunshine headed your way by this afternoon as the morning low clouds and fog prevail this morning as you would expect this time of year. taking a look out from the transamerica building we see lots of low cloud cover here. in and around the bay this morning with, again, the fog expected to give way to mostly sunny skies by this afternoon. we do have the added ingredient here of some thunderstorm activity moving up from the desert southwest. now, the green areas here show you where it's likely today, down around yosemite, into the foothills of the sierra. it'll be movi
of the world journalist and the head of scotland yard resigned without warning and police were under attack for hiring the news of the world editor was a consultant and arrested on friday. the metropolitan police commissioner said though he had nothing to hide. he thought the immense media coverage was distraction to himself and the his colleagues, with the olympics coming up and demands on police, he felt he had to step aside. >> as commissioner, i carry ultimate responsibility, the position we find ourselves in. with hindsight, i wish we-- the matters involving this differently. i didn't and that's that. >> and rebecca brooks, two days after resigning med of the murdoch british newspaper group two days before she's set to testify, arrested in conspiracy to intercept communications and corruption and bribing police for information. brooks always claimed she didn't know about the phone hacking that allegedly occurred under her watch as editor of news of the world several years back, harris. >> thank you very much. a frightening night for one of our nation's leader, an armed man breaking int
scotland yard for accepting almost $20,000 in hospitality from a private health clinic after he had yound yund gone surgery. that health clinic was represented by a p.r. firm owned by former editor of "the news of the world." this picture is building up. this cozy relationship between the police and senior executives at news of the world. that made his position very difficult. he decided to step down last night. insisting all the while he had done nothing wrong. >> the issue of my integrity, let me set clear that i the -- the people that know me know my integrity is completely intact. i may wish we had done something differently but i will not lose sleep over my personal integrity. >> reporter: the problem was, though, this kind of web of connections just seems to be getting ever greater as more information comes to light between the police and people at the newspaper, rupert murdoch's newspaper, and number 10 downing street. the prime minister, david cameron, hired a former news of the world editor andy colton. that story still rumbling along in britain with more sort of suggestions that
". this is almost an hour. >> tonight scotland yard in turmoil. another resignation of the top. police biggest casualty of the phone-hacking scandal. assistant commissioner john yates follow his boss's example quits more in anger than in sorrow. >> there continues to be a huge amount of inaccurate, ill-informed and on occasion down right malicious gossip being published about me personally. >> another bizarre twist tonight. sean hoare the initial "news of the world" whistle blower is found dead. david cameron cuts short of visit to africa. >> i'm determined to get to the bottom of it. >> tonight we examine the damage he is suffering and the state of the met. then we'll talk about that committee hearing with rupert murdoch tomorrow. also tonight the united states prepared last month their drones have stopped killing pakistani civilians. we have news evidence which says that's wrong. good evening is britain's biggest and most important police force merely inexcept or corrupt or possibly both? you can forgive people for wondering. public confidence in the police is said to be rocking after two hi
wedding. stephanie gosk is in edinburgh, scotland, with more. >> reporter: that's right, ann. this is the first royal wedding in scotland in 20 years. it's the queen's oldest granddaughter marrying mike tindell, the captain of england's rugby team. the ceremony is here tomorrow afternoon at that church behind me. any other year at any other time this would be the wedding of the year. but just three months ago, william and kate set the bar for that honor pretty high. dara phillips, prince william's first cousin, is tying the knot same year with their grandmother on the wedding list. but that is just about where the similarities end. nearly 2,000 guests packed into westminster abbey in london. there will be 400 in edinburgh. cam flas the abbey broadcast the wedding to billions around the world. here the doors are closed. instead of a crowd of over a million, there will be a modest 2,000. the marrow streets of the scottish capital can't handle much more than that. but you get the sense from phillip and her rugby star mark: tindell that is exactly how they want it. the couple has
paid to scotland yard officers by "news of the world" a violation of federal anti-bribery law. so, there's -- there's multiple fronts on which this is escalating for news corp., on top of the reports today that james murdoch may have to go back before parliament. >> and, mike, is any of this touching the media properties in the united states yet of the rupert murdoch empire, or is all this still stemming from the actions done with the uk media properties? >> well, certainly the computer hacking is an allegation involving a news corp. subsidiary in the united states, so that's the jurisdictional hook there. there's a problem there because it took place seven years ago, outside the statute of limitations, but if there is a pattern of conduct that could be established here, that would be the basis by which the feds could bring charges. but, you know, it's early yet. we got to be cautious. >> all right, mike isikoff, our national investigative correspondent, mike, thanks very much. >> thank you. >>> all right, once every decade, i've been promising you this for days, states redraw the
at london's scotland yard. called before plig politicians answer accusations of systemic incompetence and their answers are telling. >> we know that, there always will be. >> reporter: so who did take bribes? among those questioned, former police officer andy hayman who now writes for "news international." ironic that he led a criticized investigation against the company for phone hacking in 2006. >> while a police officer, did you ever receive payment from any news -- >> good god! absolutely not. i can't believe you suggested that. >> lots of people -- >> come on. absolutely no way. i can say to you -- >> mr. hayman -- >> no, come on, chairman, that's not fair. >> the police woman leading the current investigation into news international phone hacking says the reputation of the entire metropolitan police force is now on the line. >> i think it's everybody's analysis that confidence has been damaged, and i don't -- and i don't doubt if we don't get this right, it will continue to be damaged. >> let's try to get a sense of where this is going. with us the chief washington columnist and
for information. scotland yard is already investigating allegations that journalists at the paper hacked into the voicemails of murder victims, families of fallen soldiers, celebrities, and politicians. >>> the social coupon site groupon wants to make its new rules on privacy public. it announced it's collecting personal information about users and sharing it with other businesses. groupon says the goal is to offer more relevant deals in more categories. for instance, if a person uses groupon and expedia, the travel website will also know your buying habits. some analysts say that privacy change is one step in groupon becoming a public company. ♪ >>> a local rock venue is one of the best in the country. billboard ranked the 9:30 club in northwest washington as the second hottest club and the second most influential club in north america. the company created the ranking based on box office sales and reviews from top concert promoters. billboard ranked new york's bowebow ry ballroom the most influential and the vegas hard rock as the hottest. >>> get ready for another scorcher out there
granddaughter, zara phillips. she's getting married in scotland today, and the entire royal family including william and kate, are on the guest list. abc's lama hasan has details from london this morning. good morning, lama. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. yes, round two, indeed. the royal family is getting together once again for another royal wedding, but this time it's more of a private affair. think less pomp and circumstance than that other wedding we saw three months ago. the celebrations began with a cocktail party on the royal yacht "britannia." yep, you guessed it. these newlyweds stole the show. harry was there, and, gals, it doesn't look like he had a date. but they are not your typical royal couple. she is zara phillips, a/k/a the royal wild child with a pierced tongue. a sporty 30-year-old world class equestrian. he is mike tindall, a burly man who plays the quintessential and tough british sport rugby, and, yes, just like the duchess of cambridge, he too is a commoner. but for this wedding, the eyes of the world will not be on the bride and groom. >> zara's granny happens to
. stephanie goss is joining us from edinburgh scotland. good morning. tell us about this couple. >> good morning, alex. yeah, they've been gathering here all morning waiting to catch a glimpse of the royal entourage as they pull up to the church. you know, this is a private wedding as opposed to william and catherine's public wedding a few months ago. it's zara phillips. she's the oldest granddaughter of the queen, and she's marrying mike tindale, the captain of england's rugby team. of course, william and catharine had theirs, it's going to pale by comparison. still a big wedding. 400 people on the list. the entire royal aunt rage will be there, including the duke and duchess of came braj themselves, as well as prince harry. they're going to a party afterwards at the queen's residents here in edinburgh. this is supposed to last until 2:00 in the morning. there will be rugby players there. it's bound to be eventful. >> how many are supposed to attend? >> 400 are supposed to be there. compare that to the nearly 2,000 that were at william and catherine's wedding ceremony. it's a much small
. >>> a big arrest in the hacking world. police in scotland say one of the spokes folt notorious computer hacking groups is in custody. we're learning anonymous is urging people to close their paypal accounts. the group has targeted paypal since it stopped handling donations for wikileaks. >>> you complained, home improvement and construction tied with retail sales for the number three on the list. complaints were about lousy or unfinished work, false advertising, defective products and so on. number would, credit card billing fees, predty lending, aggressive debt collectors. number one, autos, false advertising, lemons and shoddy repairs. >>> before we go, today's businessman's special. the sports car is scoring number one for the seventh year in a row with drivers. i'll tell you which one is. more details after the break. 25 after the hour. [ diane lane ] is your anti-wrinkle cream gone... but not your wrinkles. new neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair. its retinol formula smoothes wrinkles in just one week. why wait if you don't have to. neutrogena®. why wait if you don't have to. we bel
. this is producing interests facts between murdoch's newspapers and scotland yards. >> the british tabloid schedule and unprecedented day for the owner at the center of it. elizabeth palmer is outside parliament with the latest. >> reporter: as you said, the murdochs have been testifying in front of what is technically a committee on media culture and sport. but i can tell you that the atmosphere around here is much more like a cross between epic drama and an imposition. the set for this drama, the splendor of britain's westminster parliament. the star of the show, media titan rupert murdoch. as investors around the world hanging on his every word and gesture. he is used to giving orders and not answering questions especially from politicians who until recently held him in either awe or terror. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> reporter: by his side, his son james, the senior executive in the murdoch family empire. >> the company has admitted liability to victims of illegal voice mail interceptions, has apologized unreservedly, which i repeat today, to those victims, and the company als
-ranking officers of scotland yard part of the original investigation in to news of the world were themselves victims of hacking. the allegations raising new questions about their handling of the case and they feared reprisals from the paper. the officers will appear at a hearing on that today. >>> wow. so have we heard -- have we heard any response from murdock's people? about these are overblown, they're not true? because you know what, again we've seen before where things are swept up. >> absolutely. especially in london. >> it's a storm, the london tabloids. and you sit there and go, i wonder if this is much to do about nothing down the road. but for the fact that i'm not really hearing a response from news corp. they're usually the most aggressive pitbulls. i mean, i always -- you look at their pr staff, they're remarkable. you sit there in wonderment. but they're completely silent. i'm thinking, wow, where there's smoke, there might be a lot of fire. >> they responded this morning to great britain. they responded by obviously the closure of the -- >> yeah, obviously. >> they responded.
, celebrities, even murder victims. just this morning another top scotland yard official was forced to call it quits. nbc's stephanie gosk is in london with an update. stephanie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lester. that makes two high-level officials at scotland yard resigning in less than 24 hours amidst allegations they mishandled the accusations into phone hacking. the police chief himself and his deputy resigning. the casualties in this scandal just continue to pile up. london's top cop resigned under pressure after they hired a media consultant in 2009. the former editor, neil wallace, was arrested for his connections with the phone hacking scandal last week. in stepping down, stevenson denied any wrongdoing. >> i have heard suggestions that we must have suspected the alleged involvement of mr. wallace's phone hacking. let me say unequivocally that i did not and had no reason to do so. >> reporter: stevenson says he quit because he's become a distraction for scotland yard, which has been criticized for its handling of the phone hacking investigation. among the accusations,
be a more down to earth affair. the latest on that ceremony from scotland coming up. >>> are you ready to return to the '80s? >> i still live in the '80s. >> we're really going to take you back because we have one of the most popular bands of all time standing by for a big summer concert. >> journey out on the plaza. they're going to be performing on what is a stage that is still drying out from overnight rain. we're happy about that. see them in our 8:30 half hour. >>> let's begin with the debt ceiling crisis in washington. kelly o'donnell has been covering this story. she's got the latest this morning. kelly, good morning. >> good morning, ann. from delayed to potentially derailed, is that where we are this morning? hours and hours went by overnight when house speaker john boehner and his leadership team were trying to get a handful of their own members to go along, to come together on a solution to raise the debt ceiling and to cut spending. but they are nowhere. so now we know that all the republican house members will meet this morning to try to find a way out. >> it's time for so
that scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant in 2009. the former editor, neil wallace, was arrested for his connections with the phone hacking scandal last week. in stepping down, stevenson denies any wrongdoing. >> i have heard suggestions that we must have suspected the alleged involvement of mr. wallace's phone hacking. let me say unequivocally that i did not and had no reason to do so. >> reporter: stevenson says he quit because he's become a distraction for scotland yard, which has been criticized for its handling of the phone hacking investigation. among the accusations, their failure to notify victims, including actor hugh grant, who is now suing the department. meanwhile, rebecca brooks, the former head of the newspaper arm was the latest person to be arrested. her spokesman says she was asked to come in for questioning on sunday, but did not know she would be arrested. brooks resigned from her executive position at "news corps" friday, the same day les00ton, washer of "the wall street journal" resigned. the resignations and brooks' arrest some sa
late night, the head of scotland yard, sir paul stephenson became the latest casualty in this phone hacking scandal. for failing to opening an inquiry into the paper. and tomorrow, should be another dramatic day. both murdochs and rebekah brooks to appear in front of parliament to answer questions. robin? >> thank you so much. >>> now, something that we're going to be talking for some time. >> four years at least. we're turning now to team usa's heartbreaking loss to japan in the women's world cup yesterday. the american women had been the favorites going in. if not, sentimental. they hadn't lost to japan in 25 prior matches. twice japan rallied late to tie the score and sending it to penalty kicks and abc's debra roberts in frankfurt where japan won it all. >> reporter: i don't have any finger nails left after that match. in the end it was japan's moment. first asian country to ever claim a world cup title. >> it is japan's world cup! a broken-hearted usa. who thought they had it won twice, are beaten. >> reporter: japan basiced in its own cinderella story. flooding the field in el
session hours after another high profile member of scotland yard announced his resignation. several of the british papers reporters are accused of hacking into private cellphone accounts and bribing police officers for information. the newspaper was owned by news corp., the parent company of fox news. senior foreign affairs correspondent amy kellogg is live in london. what do we know today, amy. >> reporter: the phone hacking case is not just touching the top etc etchelon, but the police force. britain's two top cops resigning, the latest casualty john yates who was the assistant police commissioner, this resignation coming on the heels of the resignation of the commissioner himself yesterday amidst allegations that the original phone hacking investigation back in 2009 wasn't handled thoroughly or properly among other issues, and the police complaints commission has received four referrals about the conduct of different senior police officials in connection with this case. then rebecca brooks, until recently the head of rupert murdoch's british newspaper group arrested yesterday in
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